• Historic job growth in 2022 reflects strong but uneven economic recovery: State and local lawmakers should prioritize rebuilding the public sector in 2023

    12 days ago - By Economic Policy Institute

    On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released state employment and unemployment data for December 2022, giving us a full picture of employment changes in the past year.
    Nationwide, the U.S. economy added 4.5 million jobs in 2022, the second-strongest year for job growth in the past 40 years , and a testament to the success of pandemic relief and recovery measures. Although the private sector has recovered quickly, public-sector employment-particularly in state and local government-remains weak. With billions of dollars in relief funds for state and local recovery yet to be spent...
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